Fisherman's Boots, Homemade High Wellingtons/wellies for Walking in Water




These are my home-made fisherman's boots for walking in the water. You can make them from the items, normally found at home. The price for this creation is somewhere about �3.5 GBP :)

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Step 1: What Do You Need ?

The idea is simple. Get something, that is waterproof and something that protect your feet from sharp object in the water.

You need :

1. black bags (4-6 pcs)
2. flip-flops (I'm using my "FAKE CROCS" from Primark for �3 GBP)
(If you are going to buy some, buy bigger one. At least one number or two bigger. I'll explain latter...)
3. some strings (I took it from my old shoes)
4. duct tape
5. scissors

There are other 2 tools, I didn't take the picture, but I used them:

6. long tweezers
7. red "stick" for holding the string

Step 2: The Top of the Black Bags

Here we are going to make a space for the string, so you can secure the black bags on your legs.

1. put the duct tape around the top of the black bag. By TOP I mean that part of the black bag, that has the hole :) See picture 1.

2. you should bend the tape on half to create something like tunnel ... (for the string.) picture 2.

3. put another duct tape over the tunnel you just created so, that half of the duct tape touches the tunnel and half the black bag.

The reason, why I created the tunnel is for the string, that will hold the black bags on your legs. If you would just bend the end of the black bag and put tape over it ... the string (by pulling) could damage the bag - and it would not hold together.

Step 3:

Now, put the string inside of the tunnel. Here I used those two items, that I didn't take the picture at the beginning - but here you can see it :)

1. lets make a hole, in the tunnel, so you can get the string inside. (picture 1.)
2. Then just get the string inside (picture 2-3)
3. You should end up with something like this :) (picture 4.)

The second (secret item) are the tweezers. I used them when I lost the string in the tunnel just before the end - so I just pull it out by using tweezers (not on the pictures).

Step 4:

And here is the final product :)

Don't you think, I look fashionable ???

Some facts :

1. use two, or three bags for one leg - one seems to be very weak.
2. the reason, why you should buy a bigger size of the "fake crocs" is = so that your foot will fit inside.
When I used mine, I had socks on my foot.
3. you should have socks, to avoid sweat and not to get cold. Remember, that water makes you colder 10x faster then air. So two pairs of socks would be really good idea.

Step 5:

Some other thoughts :

You can buy the plastic bags, that have already string inside. You spare your self a lot of "tricky" work with the duct tape and string :)

And the best solutions would be, to put the black bags on your wellies (Wellingtons) and make it secure with duct tape. But why to buy them, if you can make them :)

Thanks ...

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    12 Discussions


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you ... I'm in UK, a small river next my place, where I live. My second neighbour always throw rubbish in the water, So I decide to clean it. That's how I came to this idea.


    Reply 3 years ago

    i was going to ask where that is, also, because it's so gorgeous! & SHAME on your conscience-free neighbour for LITTERING!! D^:< {extra graces in heaven for you, however, for cleaning the lovely river up}


    6 years ago on Step 3

    Hi! Very nice Instructable. Say, I have one question....well, maybe two.... can you wade in them, and can you use regular flip flops?


    9 years ago on Step 2

    You could also put the duct tape on both the inside and outside of the top of the bag then put holes every 3 inches or so then weave the string in and out of the holes. The duct tape will act as a reinforcement so I doesn't rip the bag when you pull the string tight, although your idea may make more of a seal.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I'm not quite sure if you know or not but their called waders or wading boots. =D Ive been looking for a good DIY for waders, so thank you!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Nice! That's a great simple solution for those of us who rarely need waders and don't want to shell out for the proper (expensive) variety. It also looks like a fine start for an MCHammer Halloween costume. ;)

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I just can't touch that , And you are right I seldom need waders but when I do this will work really nice.....Since my old ones seem to have shrunk